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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Sep 1858

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p.2 Imports - 30,31; Exports - 31.

-Towing Up the Gallop Rapid - On Tuesday, the 31st August, 1858, Messrs. Calvin and Breck's new tug steamer Hercules, William Miller, commander, piloted by Capt. E. Martin, left Matilda with the schooner Mermaid in tow, drawing 5 1/2 feet water, and 20 feet beam, together with the barge Fortitude, E. Berry, owner, drawing 3 1/2 feet, and 23 feet beam; and towed them outside the canal to Prescott, having come up the Gallop Rapid. We understand that this is an achievement which has never before been accomplished - proving the great power and efficiency of the steamer.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Sep 1858